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This monologue has been developed form a split scene performance about a young, aboriginal child, who has been taken away from her aboriginal family so that she can be adopted into a white family.

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Tanushri Gukhool (10c) GCSE Drama (1699) Paper 1, Unit 1 Portfolio Task 1 (AO1) - Development This monologue has been developed form a split scene performance about a young, aboriginal child, who has been taken away from her aboriginal family so that she can be adopted into a white family. Clover unfreezes. She is five years old with long dark hair, messy and unbrushed. Her white outfit stands out against her dark skin. Her face shows uncertainty and pure confusion. She doesn't feel she belongs there, but she ahs no choice. Why am standing here with people who look so different to me? (She looks to the audience for an answer). This can't be right, mum mummy and daddy look like me, have the same skin, same hair, same eyes, same everything. ...read more.

Middle

(Pause...reminisces) I remember how we used to sit by the fire every night, all of us, my brothers and sisters, mummy and daddy, nana and papa. They told me loads of amazing stories about the moon and the sun and the plants and animals and the sky and... (Voice trails off again going deeper and sadder) what important things do they teach me here? ...How to read and write and add things and take them away. They don't tell me stories or anything. (Thinks) Why did they separate us? Why did they make me come here? Where nobody loves me or wants me. I feel invisible, the hardly know I exist (sits in the middle of the room in silence for a while hugging her knees. ...read more.

Conclusion

(Pause) I like the way I am and I don't care if they don't. (Looking down) they hate me! (Gets up walking towards the front of the stage) but do you know something? (Shouts) I HATE THEM MORE...MUCH MORE!! (Grits teeth) Sometimes...... sometimes they get me angry...really, really angry! (Her anger increases within her) I just feel like (kicks the air) HI-YAH! I can't hit, mummy told me its bad......instead of hitting them I hit myself instead. It's my own fault for what they do. (Pause) I sit... (Sitting in the middle again)... I sit on my own every night...and cry. (She gets up onto her knees, begging the audience for her past back) I miss my mummy, and my daddy and my brothers and sisters. I miss my nana and papa, and all my friends. I wish I could be home again, with people I love...I wish...wish.... (Trails off) ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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